Edited by Michael A. Pemberton and Joyce Kinkead
In The Center Will Hold, Pemberton and Kinkead have compiled a major volume of essays on the signal issues of scholarship that have established the writing center field and that the field must successfully address in the coming decade. The new century opens with new institutional, demographic, and financial challenges, and writing centers, in order to hold and extend their contribution to research, teaching, and service, must continuously engage those challenges. Appropriately, the editors offer the work of Muriel Harris as a key pivot point in the emergence of writing centers as sites of pedagogy and research. The volume develops themes that Harris first brought to the field, and contributors here offer explicit recognition of the role that Harris has played in the development of writing center theory and practice. But they also use her work as a springboard from which to provide reflective, descriptive, and predictive looks at the field.
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Introduction: Benchmarks in Writing Center Scholarship, Michael A. Pemberton and Joyce Kinkead
Chapter 1. The Writing Lab Newsletter as History: Tracing the Growth of a Scholarly Community, Michael A. Pemberton
Chapter 2. In the Spirit of Service: Making Writing Center Research a “Featured Character”, Nancy M. Grimm
Chapter 3. Writing Center Assessment: Searching for the “Proof" of Our Effectiveness, Neal Lerner
Chapter 4. Separation, Initiation and Return: Tutor Training Manuals and Writing Center Lore, Harvey Kail
Chapter 5. Power and Authority in Peer Tutoring, Peter Carino
Chapter 6. Breathing Lessons, or Collaboration Is, Michele Eodice
Chapter 7. (Re)shaping the Profession: Graduate Courses in Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Administration, Rebecca Jackson, Carrie Leverenz, and Joe Law
Chapter 8. Administration across the Curriculum: Or Practicing What We Preach, Josephine A. Koster
Chapter 9. An Ideal Writing Center: Re-Imagining Space and Design, Leslie Hadfield, Joyce Kinkead, Tom Peterson, Stephanie H. Ray, and Sarah S. Preston
Chapter 10. Mentoring in Electronic Spaces: Using Resources to Sustain Relationships, James A. Inman and Donna N. Sewell
Publication Information: Pemberton, Michael A., & Joyce, Kinkead (Eds.). (2003). The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship. Utah State University Press. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/144
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